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Saturday, August 16, 2014

"A real Fantasy Read!" Shardheld by @Graylorne #fantasy



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Shardheld

The Shardheld Saga

Book 3

Written by Paul E. Horsman

Genre: Fantasy

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Muus decides to slip away from his friends and finish his fateful journey alone. In the dead of night, he leaves the Imperial palace for the fast naval galley that will bring him across the sea to Gaul. From there he plans to cross the Barrier Alps into Falrom and seek for the Kalmanir stone he must revitalize.

Neither his friends, nor the Gods who sent him on this quest, agree with his decision.

The druidess Moirra has sworn to stay with him till the end. She, by now wise to Muus’s ways, follows him secretly on board the Imperial galley just before she sails.

Hraab and Prince Ottil, shocked from their sleep by the angry God Iowynh, manage to lie their way into the next galley to Gaul and follow them.

Meanwhile from the North, Kjelle and Birthe travel toward the Barrier Alps. Kjelle wants to aid his former slave as best as he can and the Gods have given Birthe her own task in the whole undertaking.
Tuuri, finally free of his oath to the false Jarl Rannar, goes south as well, intend on warning the Shardheld of his former master’s plans.

Finally Rannar himself, with the Fynni high shaman Rev, slaughter their own way to the Barrier. They want the skyshard and feed its magic to their own Old Gods.

The final race is on. To Falrom!

Will the Shardheld win, and restore the world’s magic? Or will foul Rev succeed, and bring back the cruel primordial Age of the Gods Before?

Follow Muus’s final chance to save all in this third, gripping book to its moving completion in faraway, burning Falrom.


An excerpt from

Shardheld 


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Here's what

Fans are saying

about Book 1


Shardfall was an unexpected surprise. This book is the definition of a real fantasy read, I felt as if I'd stepped into a completely different world as I read through the pages. I was really impressed with the plot, the characters are unique, as are their names.

The book really centers around Muus, but there are plenty of secondary characters that leaves the door wide open for follow up books. I thought the size of the book was perfect for a fantasy read, too. Shardfall is an excellent addition to any fantasy lover's bookshelf.



Shardfall by Paul E. Horsman serves up a well rounded twist to today's usual fantasy stories. So many books today lead readers on magical, mystical adventures to save magic and protect the world from evil--but, Shardfall does so by blending history and Norse mythology with fantasy and science fiction. I am not always a huge science fiction fan--but, felt that the historical elements pulled me into the genre and would open this book up to a much broader audience than simply fantasy/sci-fi lovers.

The book is very fast paced and the author allows a variety of characters to share the lead throughout the book and develop the story. This is the first book in the Shardheld Saga and I would certainly recommend it--and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

— Angela 


Author Bio

Paul E. Horsman


Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born in the sleepy garden village of Bussum, The Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch border with Belgium.

He has been a soldier, salesman, scoutmaster and from 1995 teacher of Dutch as a Second Language to refugees from all over the globe.

Since 2012, he is a full-time writer of epic light fantasy adventures. His works have been both trade published in The Netherlands, and self-published internationally.

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